Hughes Street Car Park

Hughes Street Car Park

Cabramatta is one of Sydney’s most diverse and vibrant multi-cultural communities, with a thriving CBD that combines retail and commercial businesses, whilst providing a focus for  a wide range of cultural events such as the annual moon festival.

In the center of Cabramatta CBD, the Dutton Lane project comprises the reconfiguration of a group of mixed use and parking dedicated structures, along with the construction of a new freestanding mixed use building. 

The new building provides a missing jigsaw piece in the planning of the CBD, and through planned changes in vehicle movement unlocks the potential for Dutton Lane potential future conversion to a shared zone, allowing pedestrians greater freedom of movement around the bustling market plaza currently dominated by deliveries and small trucks.

The rich diversity of sensory experiences has inspired a unique architectural vision for the project. Characterised by a tapestry like colourfield aluminium facade – the building is simultaneously calm and minimal in form and resolution, whilst being vibrant and playful. Contrasting the coloured surfaces, double height green walls of temple bamboo integrated in the east and west elevations provide softness and a connection to nature.

Further sustainability initiatives include extensive cycle parking, and a roof mounted photo-voltaic installation to power electric car charging stations.

Traffic and Parking
ESD and Electrical
Steensen Varming
Quantity Surveyor
Sydney Design Collective